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The Sea, the Sea - History 1 Summary & Analysis

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History 1 Summary

Charles' contented routine of swimming, food and memoir writing is interrupted by the arrival of the over-dressed and subtly made up Gilbert, who begs Charles to leave Lizzie alone. Withstanding Charles' withering contempt, Gilbert explains in pathetic detail how happy he and Lizzie are, how much they both care for him and fear him, and how happy they'd both be if he either joined their household or let them alone to live in peace.

At the height of the argument Lizzie herself appears. Gilbert reminds her that she promised to stay in their car. Charles leads her to a tower on his property, where he repeats his demand, first expressed in his letter, that she leave Gilbert to be with him. At first Lizzie refuses, but then weakens and says she needs time. Charles speaks with increasing contempt to her, and she finally flees, followed by Gilbert...

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